Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Follow Up

We spent the past weekend in Fredericksburg on our annual weekend getaway. This was the cabin we stayed in. Not our usual place, as it was booked, but it was okay. We enjoyed the peace and quiet.

This afternoon, the husband and I met with his new medical oncologist, Dr C. She went over his recent lab tests. Everything looked good and normal. No proteins! That's always great to hear. 

The appointment with the radiation oncologist had to be rescheduled for Friday afternoon. We will meet with him to go over the husband's recent MRI of his hip. Dr. C said it looked good but she would allow Dr Nguyen to go over it in detail with us. He will tell us what the next step will be in his treatment. Hopefully, it will just be check ups every three months. Fingers crossed!

So that's all we know currently regarding his follow up. Friday, we'll be headed to Stephenville for the Spring Fling bull competition. We have a few bulls competing both Friday and Saturday. Hope Crazy M Buckers have a good showing. 

Little Spunky is growing. She is ornery as ever. We cut her bottle back today and she was NOT happy.

And I will leave ya with this. Found it while waiting at the doc today. Kinda blurry but love the message.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Whoa Nelly!

Where did the time go? I haven't posted since the beginning of April! I guess that's a good thing if I have nothing to report. We've just been doing the normal routine around here. The husband got the pens completed. It's so nice to have swinging gates that actually work!! We also were able to watch Long Shot perform close to home a few weekends ago. A PBR Touring Pro came to town and he was entered in the bull classic. And guess what, he won! So we enjoyed seeing that. It's nice to watch a bull you raised do so well. The husband, his dad and friend went fishing yesterday. I was told he's now the "Catfish King". I don't know about all that but he did send me this picture.
The husband has tests all next week. Blood work, new scan, all that jazz. Then we'll head back on 4/30 to see how his cancer reacted to the treatment. It seems like it has taken FOREVER to get here. That's it for now. Sorry the post all runs together. I couldn't get it to work right for me. Peace out!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Not much new with the husband.  He had an appointment this past Monday with a pulmonary specialist because a teeny tiny nodule was found on his lung during one of the scans. Dr DeLaCasas is very thorough and sent the husband to get it looked at. So we met with Dr Henderson. First let me tell you she is a hoot! Not often does the husband say, man, I really like that doctor. She told us there was nothing to worry about regarding the nodule. Husband said he was sorry he didn't get to go back to her.  Yea, can't believe he said that either! I don't think he has anything else scheduled until his testing at the end of April.

Since the husband has been on leave from work, he's been a busy bee.  Despite all my efforts to make him rest, he would not comply. He has a monster to do list. And he sold some cows and calves which funded projects. That was like the perfect storm. The husband with time and money!  I think what we are most excited about are our new pens. We have actual swinging gates!!! It's still a work in progress but it's looking so good.

The load of panels/gates.

Removing old fence and pipe.

Spunky helping the guys. ;)


The alley

He also had the county install a longer culvert in our driveway. Will really help pulling in and out with a long trailer.  Tomorrow he has some gravel being delivered for the drive and mud holes.  See, he's been busy!  He over did it this past weekend though. Argh!

What else has been going on? OH! Ran another 5K this past Saturday. I won 1st in my age group and was the second overall female finisher! I was super excited. The husband was so proud of me. It was pretty awesome.

We've had more babies born. Will have to get good pictures to post soon.

Spunky Brewster is growing like a wild weed. :) She is a stinker.

I took this picture on our walk around the pasture. She turned a month old! 

I think that's about it. But I'm sure I'm forgetting something.

One last thing, I had a bunch of messages today after the Fort Hood shooting. I do still work on post but I actually left post early today. So I wasn't anywhere close when it occurred. Thankfully I didn't have to go thru another shooting on base. One was enough for me. Thanks to everyone that contacted me. I felt so loved. ;)